Employment Opportunities

If you want a career where you can make a difference in the community as part of a team that works together and provides innovative quality services, we invite you to review the available jobs and apply. Please check back, as job opportunities change regularly.

Community Services Director

The ideal candidate is an experienced leader and manager who has overseen (in a government setting) most, if not all of the functions this position is responsible for and has a proven track record of achievement. The individual will have a strong moral compass and will be highly ethical. The individual will be a problem solver and someone comfortable taking a project and running with it – often with limited guidance. The ideal candidate will be a team player and once the decision is made, fully and enthusiastically support it. The selected candidate will embrace the Town’s vision, mission, and values and will advocate for them. The Town is looking for an individual who can anticipate community needs before others see the need. The ideal candidate will have the proven ability to work with, align, and strengthen existing community organizations and form new organizations as needed to achieve community goals and help make Rutherfordton the best it can be. He/She will also have a history of successful grant solicitation for a variety of community projects. The individual will work to positively foster intergovernmental relations. Outstanding customer service is very important here, and the Community Services Director will be expected to lead the way for his/her team. The Community Services Director will be expected to get up to speed quickly on Town Action plans, capital projects, housing initiatives, and long-term infrastructure plans to address the expected growth. In addition, the position will have an opportunity to bring new strategies and concepts to address these challenges as well as impact the oversight of $20 million of upcoming capital projects including a new Police Station, Town Hall, Waste Water Projects, Norris Park, Purple Martin Greenway extension, transportation projects with NCDOT and Housing work.

Master's degree in public or business administration or related field; three to five years executive level public management experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in managing some of the assigned departments is preferred. The position also requires exceptional leadership, management, oral/written communication, and interpersonal skills; and a proven record of building strong relationships with government officials, staff, state and federal agencies private sector partners, and the community.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The Town intends to conduct a comprehensive recruitment and selection process to ensure that not only a qualified candidate is selected, but also one who will complement the Town’s organizational culture. Salary negotiable with a hiring range of $47,500 -$62,000 DOQ. Mail résumé with cover letter to: Town of Rutherfordton, 129 North Main St, Rutherfordton, NC 28139 Attn: Doug Barrick Town Manager, or via email to dbarrick@rutherfordton.net. Open until Filled.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer We recruit, hire, train, and promote employees without regard to race, religion, color, marital status, veteran status, disability, national origin, sex, age, or any other protected category. We believe that true excellence comes from the confluence of many different perspectives. We are at our best when everyone has an opportunity to contribute to the outcome.

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Part Time Firefighter

The Town of Rutherfordton is seeking qualified individuals for the position of part-time firefighter. The successful candidate must possess a valid NC driver’s license, NC Firefighter II certification, and NC EMT Basic certification. A Class B driver’s license is required within six months of employment. Terms of employment will include the successful candidate completing a physical agility and written skills assessment. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, ethical, team-oriented, and passionate about public service. Pay is $14 per hour with consideration for experience and qualifications.

Open until filled. Please return the completed application and copies of all applicable certifications and/or transcripts to Fire Chief, Town of Rutherfordton, 144 N. Mitchell St., Rutherfordton, NC 28139. Position open until filled; The Town of Rutherfordton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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